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BMW F850GS Teased Ahead Of 2017 EICMA

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  • Oct 30, 2017
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The entry-level adventure motorcycle segment is set to get hotter as BMW has teased the F850 GS soon after Triumph released a video of the updated Tiger 800.

 

BMW F850 GS teaser

 

 

With the 2017 EICMA Motor Show in Milan right around the corner, bike makers have been teasing us with their latest offerings. The newest addition to this bandwagon is from BMW Motorrad. The German manufacturer recently put out a teaser video giving us a glimpse of the new BMW F850 GS. The adventure-sport segment has been heating up recently with a growing demand for more affordable but capable litre-class bikes. 

 

BMW F850 GS teaser

 

 

From the teaser, it is evident that the latest version of the bike gets an adjustable windscreen, an all-new LED headlamp, and a full-colour TFT instrument cluster. It even gets conventional telescopic forks at the front in place of the USD forks seen on other bikes from BMW’s GS range. Some reports even suggest that the new bike will be equipped with switchable ABS and dual sports Metzler Karoo tyres.

 

BMW F850 GS teaser

 

 

The new BMW F850 GS will get a Euro IV-compliant, 850cc, parallel-twin engine, which utilises a 270-degree firing order instead of the 360-degree firing order seen on the BMW F800 GS. Speaking of the older model, the BMW F800 GS comes equipped with a 798cc, two-cylinder, water-cooled engine capable of producing 86PS of power and 83Nm of torque at 5750rpm. With the new BMW F850 GS expected to replace the F800 GS, we can expect it to make around 100PS of power. This power bump will pit it against the likes of Honda Africa Twin, which produces 94PS of power, the Triumph Tiger 800 (95PS) and the Ducati Multistrada, which churns out 114PS of power. 

 

BMW F850 GS teaser

 

 

Along with the new BMW F850 GS, the company will bring a total of three new motorcycles at the 2017 EICMA motor show in Milan, Italy. In addition, we can also expect to see the Honda Africa Twin facelift, a comprehensively updated 2018 Triumph Tiger 800, and an Enduro version of the Ducati Multistrada 950. Watch this space for more coverage of the EICMA Motor Show in Milan from November 7, 2017.